Feb 03, 2020

This week, OSIRIS-REx continued Reconnaissance B phase operations. The spacecraft remains in its 1.2 km safe-home orbit. Because the orbit has proven to be so stable, both scheduled trim burns (R2T1 and R2T2) were waived.

The OSIRIS-REx team also confirmed that another major particle ejection event occurred on January 14. The event originated from Bennu’s southern hemisphere, and images show over 600 particles ejecting from the asteroid’s surface.

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